FBI Stranded as Mexican Cartels Increase Networks in USA
Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) risk
their lives and the safety of their families to protect and serve, yet politicians in
Washington, D.C. have left many of them stranded, without fuel, and feeling as
though their operational integrity has been compromised. As a result of politically-motivated sequester cuts, many
in the FBI worry they cannot do their jobs as well as when they had adequate funding.
Some FBI offices have ordered staff not to use their
government vehicles, as sequestration has left them with no monies
in their fuel budgets. Without use of their vehicles, FBI Special Agents
do their jobs effectively. Such cuts, combined with
sequestration, ripped more than $700 million from the FBI’s 2013 budget.
National security and public safety are supposed to be the top priorities of government, but were treated in the sequester as equivalent to other forms of discretionary spending. The administration has also abused its own discretion in assigning cuts, as in its controversial decision to free detained illegal aliens.
The cuts to the FBI come at a time when Mexican cartels are increasing
operations in the U.S. through prison gangs which operate outside the cell walls as the Mexican Mafia and the Aryan Brotherhood; prosecutors are being slain in broad daylight or at home; a federal prosecutor resigned from a case due to fears over his safety and that of his loved ones; U.S. Border Patrol
Agents have leaked images of Mexican drug smugglers being escorted by men with an AK-47 on US soil, and when there exists a high likelihood that the Mexican Gulf Cartel has begun using the Aryan Brotherhood in the U.S. as assassins and ground troops.
One FBI Special Agent spoke to me on the condition of
anonymity about concerns for the men and women of the FBI and
the safety of the American public. The Special Agent stated:
We are meeting
at a Starbucks in the morning and carpooling in a private car. Once at
the office, we are not allowed to use our government vehicles to perform
our duties. I am concerned about the integrity of our mission. What is going to happen if a terrorist attack or
other emergency occurs when we do not have gas in our vehicles and
aren’t allowed to use them.
The Special Agent explained why they cannot use their personal vehicles in the commission of their work:
before money problems, there was a culture of not using our own
vehicles, both because of the liability to the Bureau and because it
exposes our identities and bad guys can find our spouses and children
much easier. If we are doing surveillance or doing the necessary
interviews with sources or bad guys that are required to keep Americans
safe in our personal vehicles, they can easily find us or who we are.
Claims about the FBI’s field operations being impacted by a severe
lack of funds was confirmed by both the president FBI Agents Association
(FBIAA) in an exclusive telephone interview with Breitbart News and in
an official statement issued to Breitbart News from the FBI Headquarters
Public Information Office.
of fuel shortages and Special Agents being left unable to use vehicles
was confirmed only by the FBIAA, but FBI Headquarters did not contradict
that claim in their response to Breitbart News.
The FBIAA's president, Special Agent Konrad Motyka, confirmed to Breitbart News the most explosive
assertions from the unnamed FBI source. He stated that “Rural Special
Agents' jobs have become impossible in some instances because they cannot use public transportation like the FBI can in larger cities.”
“Some FBI offices are telling agents to commute in their private
cars,” says Motyka . He added: “Obviously, FBI field
divisions having to cut back so drastically has an effect on operational
abilities. There will be fewer meetings with human sources and fewer
surveillances can be conducted. Fewer investigations can be done and
they will take longer.”
Motyka also addressed the long-term effects of recent cuts on public safety: “People are retiring.
There's a hiring freeze, new hires are needed to replace those who are
leaving. This will effect the ability to protect and serve. Our ability
to use sophisticated techniques in investigations will suffer because
research dollars are needed to keep up with technology.”
Motyka said the FBI was considering furloughing Special Agents for
9-14 days without pay between now and October 1, 2013. He said: “There
will be fewer agents to work on cases, the investigations will suffer.”
the men and women who serve our nation in the FBI will do everything
possible to carry on their mission in the face of monetary neglect from politicians in Washington DC makes the
exclusive official response from FBI Headquarters to Breitbart News all
the more heartbreaking--and frightening.
In addition, the FBI's official response to a list of queries from Breitbart News was as follows:
combination of the reductions included in the FY 2013 full year CR and
sequestration will require the FBI to cut more than $700 million from
its FY 2013 budget, requiring significant reductions in all programs.
Each FBI division and field office is scrutinizing its budget for cost
savings. At the same time, every effort is being made to minimize the
impact on field operations as we balance the need to reduce spending
with our mission to serve and protect the American people.
One immediate impact of Washington's failure to prioritize national security and law enforcement may have been the decision of an assistant U.S. Attorney to back out of prosecuting the Aryan Brotherhood in the wake of the Kaufman County, TX prosecutor slayings. The FBI is one of the key agencies charged with keeping federal prosecutors safe, yet the federal prosecutor recused himself from the case due to "safety concerns."